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1. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 1/22/2018

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This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

2. MCIU STEM Council only - Dive into STEM

Program: Council Programs

Dates: 1/22/2018

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Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

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3. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 1/24/2018

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This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

4. Innovative Approaches to Literacy with Google (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 1/25/2018

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During this 1 day professional learning workshop, participants will dive in and explore methods to create a student-centered, technology enhanced ELA classroom. In order to get the most out of the day, participants should already have a basic working knowledge of Google Docs & Slides – this offering will not concentrate on how to use these tools from an operational standpoint, but instead will focus on to use them to create authentic learning experiences for students.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be comfortable using:
* Dynamic tools to increase student engagement, collaboration, and to create authentic learning experiences
* Chrome Apps and extensions to support struggling learners.
* Various formative assessment tools that can be used to continually inform instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

5. LETRS Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read (L) 01/25/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 1/25/2018

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The first module in the LETRS series The Challenge of Learning to Read, explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A four-part processing system model is explored in detail. Each participant will receive a LETRS Module 1 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

6. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 1/25/2018

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Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school Elementary Principals or his/her designee and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

7. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 1/26/2018

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This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

8. Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Training - Pre-registration is required

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Pre-registered Teams of 5-10 representing K-12 Teachers and Administrators per school/district

Dates: 1/30/2018 to 10/23/2018

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This multi-session training is designed to help schools and districts adopt best practices in STEM education. The Pathway training includes a process and the tools for assessing current STEM programming creating a practical plan for improvement. Schools and districts evaluate themselves in six areas comprised of 20 criteria. Up to three criteria are prioritized and a timeline and action plan to address goals is formulated and implemented.

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

9. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 2/1/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

10. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 2/1/2018 to 2/28/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

11. Let's Talk: Core Argumentative Moves in the Secondary Classroom (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 2/1/2018

Writing argumentatively in secondary classrooms requires listening to others, summarizing their views, and responding with one’s own ideas. This interactive workshop will introduce you to different teaching practices that demystify academic writing and address the heart of argument in every academic discipline.

Participants will learn the core writing “moves” of argument (patterns of writing) and will learn how to help student writers of all levels enter academic conversations and debates. Each participant will leave with many ideas, including flexible templates, that will help students not only improve their writing, but also increase student reading comprehension as they begin to identify these “moves that matter” in the texts they read. Participants will also learn how to structure their secondary classrooms to allow students more opportunities to interact with each other as they read and write with each other in the argumentative mode.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

12. Montgomery County Language Arts Council - Teaching the Thinkers of Tomorrow (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 2/6/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
MCLAC Meeting

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Teaching the Thinkers of Tomorrow
This workshop is for MCLAC Literacy Leaders and/or their designee

Join Debra Crouch and Maria Nichols to explore:
* How does authentic meaning-making look, and sound, and feel?
* What is the relationship between talk an meaning-making?
* What kind of talk matters?
* Is this level of engagement truly possible in this day of standards and testing?
* How does this kind of thinking and talk support young readers and writers?

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

13. Act 45/PIL Hours: Supporting Students With Disabilities Series:Increased Access to Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment=Increased Student Achievement

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education Educators, Administration

Dates: 2/7/2018 to 5/31/2018

Educational Leaders face multiple challenges as they strive for high quality instruction and increased student achievement for ALL. Supporting ALL students often presents additional challenges that must be addressed as leaders work towards improving instructional practices related to students with disabilities. This training series is designed to support leaders in implementing systems level change linked to:

* FAPE
* Shifting school culture towards Presuming Competence in ALL students
* Addressing the full continuum of services for students on the Autism Spectrum
* Rethinking how we interpret student behavior
* Utilizing frameworks such as Universal Design for Learning as a way to support learner variability in our classrooms
* Ensuring fidelity of practices such as Co-Teaching that support students with disabilities in general education settings.

Attendees must attend all sessions and complete job embedded activities to earn Act 45/PIL credit hours and Act 48 hours.

2/7/18 - Role of Leaders Implementing change
2/20/18 - FAPE and Roles and Responsibilities of LEA in Supporting Access to General Education Curriculum
3/14/18 - Is your Autistic Support program Supporting the Full Continuum of Needs?
3/22/18 - Creating a Culture of Presumed Competence
4/12/18 - Function Based Thinking: Reframing How We Interpret Student Behavior
4/25/18 - Frameworks that Support Access to Instruction for All: Universal Design for Learning(UDL)
5/17/18 - Ensuring Fidelity of Co-Teaching Practices
5/31/18 - Culminating Project

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14. LETRS Module 9: Teaching Beginning Spelling and Writing (L) 02/07/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2018

This module addresses writing instruction for children in grades K-2 who need to be taught the component skills that underlie composition. Drawing on recent research that explains that cognitive and linguistic components of composition skills, a framework for analyzing writing samples is applied to examples of students at several different achievement levels. Instruction that builds automaticity in critical components while teaching children stages of the writing process is explained and modeled. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 9 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

15. PVAAS Success in Algebra 1: Use Data to Inform a Systems Approach to 6-12 Math

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Limited Audience - see above description

Dates: 2/7/2018

Algebra I is universally recognized as the critical path to mathematics and success in high school and post-secondary pursuits. This workshop will focus on the use of data (including PVAAS) as a tool to assess the components of a successful secondary Mathematics program in order to maximize the potential for greater numbers of successful students in Algebra and beyond.

Participants should bring the following materials:
* Course catalog for all secondary mathematics courses ending with Algebra I in the High School.
* Enrollment numbers for all of the courses identified above for most recent school year.
* Criteria used to make decisions about student placement into Algebra I and courses leading to Algebra I.

Audience: District level administrators, Curriculum supervisors, Middle & High School Principals, Middle & High School Mathematics Supervisors and Department Heads, Middle & High School Mathematics Teacher Leaders
Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.

16. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 2/7/2018

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

17. MCIU PIIC Meeting Virtual 02/08/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 2/8/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

18. Child Accounting Roundtable

Program: Data Governance

Audience: Child accounting personnel

Dates: 2/12/2018

This meeting is an opportunity for child accounting specialists from Montgomery County LEAs to network with colleagues, develop best practices, and discuss pertinent issues in child accounting.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the meeting. If you will not have access to a laptop, please reserve one by contacting Theo Smith.

AGENDA
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Opening

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Summary of Child Accounting Report
*Focus on Non-Resident Reporting (Foster and Residential Students), APS Students (4010/non-4010), Homeless
*Focus on Membership Reported by Other LEAs (Charter Schools/IUs)
Presenters: Kathryn Rombola (Hatboro-Horsham SD), Roberta Oxenford (Pottsgrove SD), Jeanine Racich (Colonial SD)

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion on Non-Resident Reporting

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Child Accounting SharePoint Site
*Interactive Use of the Child Accounting Site
*Practice Exercises (Sharing CA Reports Across Districts, Storing Documents, and Naming Conventions)
*Best Practices
*Future Possibility for Site Use
Presenter: Theo Smith (MCIU Data Services)

12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Discussion: Building LEA Relationships
*Who are your APS and PRRI CA Contacts?
*Next Meeting Date and Time (Content Ideas and Presenter Volunteers)

19. Leading School Climate Improvement: The School Climate Leadership Initiative (SCLI) Course for Administrators ACT 45

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators and leaders of school climate improvement efforts

Dates: 2/14/2018 to 4/18/2018

School climate leaders must strategically and thoughtfully engage school community stakeholders to come together and develop a shared vision for school climate with alignment to the school's core principles/values. Research suggests that a shared vision for the school is an important factor in successful school improvement efforts that lead to measurable changes in student’s achievement (Cohen, McCabe, Michelli, & Pickeral, 2009; Leithwood, Louis, et al. 2004; Dufour and Eaker, 1998; Barth, 1990).

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Safe Schools Office, in partnership with Montgomery Intermediate Unit 23, will be offering a course entitled “Leading School Climate Improvement: The School Climate Leadership Initiative (SCLI) Course for Administrators.” The course, which is part of the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Series, will address research on the connection between school climate, academic achievement and staff outcomes, and it will introduce a strategic school climate improvement process based upon the work of the National School Climate Center. Job embedded assignments will involve administrators, with the support of a school-based team, in activities designed to improve the school community’s readiness for school climate improvement. The course will also prepare administrators to oversee the administration of the PA School Climate Survey.

School leaders who successfully complete the course will be awarded 39.5 hours of PILs credit. Administrators may wish to invite members of their school climate team to attend the face-to-face PILS sessions for Act 48 credit.

20. Getting Started with Writing A-Z (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2018

Learn how to use Writing A-Z an exciting online library of writing resources that help your students become stronger, more fluent, independent writers. This interactive webinar is recommended for new Writing A-Z users.

In this session, participants will:
* Receive an overview of the Writing A-Z site.
* Explore the Student Experience.
* Set up rosters and assignments.
* Get instructional tips and ideas for implementation.
* Discuss ways to use in correlation with other Learning A-Z sites.

21. LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English (L) 02/16/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 2/16/2018

Module 2 delves into the vital topic of phonology and its important relationship to reading, spelling, and oral language. Participants learn the speech-sound system (not just a list of sounds) of English. Participants actively practice the production of speech sounds. They learn which sounds are confusable and how to give corrective feedback to students. Video modeling and role-play are used to practice instructional activities. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 2 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

22. Paraprofessional Training Series; Presuming Competence: Strategies to Support Students in Math Problem Solving

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/16/2018

Participants will be be able to: gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles related to math problem solving so that you can assist teachers in supporting students struggling with math problem solving, understand how to support students in acquiring math problem solving skills and apply instructional techniques and content that will reinforce effective math problem solving instruction. Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hours, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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23. Experiencing Digital Trends (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Educators, Coaches

Dates: 2/16/2018

Are you looking to build your understanding of current digital trends? This tech innovator council meeting is extended to curriculum directors, tech directors, coaches and teachers to experience and discuss connections between technology and curriculum. This opportunity will take place at the Microsoft Store in King of Prussia Mall with activities and discussions focused on coding, virtual simulations, Minecraft EDU and student inclusion with digital tools. Additional details will be sent to registrants one week before the event.

NOTE LOCATION: Microsoft Store at King of Prussia Mall

24. St. Aloysius Parish School - Behavior Presentation - Part 1 and Part 2

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: St. Aloysisus Parish School Staff

Dates: 2/16/2018 to 3/15/2018

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Part 1: Participants will learn a positive, proactive approach to classroom management. We will look at the Behavioral Pyramid, C.H.A.M.P.S, student engagement and tiered interventions. We will discuss specific student behavior with a specific emphasis on ADD, ADHD.

Part 2: We will be following up to Part 1. Time will be allotted to discuss strategies implemented and further questions.

25. #GoOpen and Beyond with OER (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Adiminstators, Coaches, and/or teams from schools

Dates: 2/20/2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) have been in existence for more than twenty years, but are gaining popularity with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) #GoOpen movement. With the growth of 1:1 initiatives and a push for a more personalized education, OERs offer districts access to free quality digital resources that can be used to supplement an existing or emerging curricular initiative. The Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) is rolling out a “hub” on OER Commons for its districts as an effort to connect districts and schools across the state as they start diving into the OER world.

Join us as we:
* Develop an understanding of the why/how/what of Open Educational Resources. (OER)
* Learn how to locate, reuse, and remix OER via the PAIU OER Commons hub.
* Use OER to supplement emerging or existing curricular initiatives.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

26. IMSE Introductory Orton-Gillingham Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: K-2 General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Specialists

Dates: 2/20/2018 to 2/22/2018

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This course is an important introduction to the principles of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, comprised of the first three days of IMSE's Comprehensive Training. After participating in this training teachers will be able to master the fundamentals of phonological awareness and phonics through explicit, systematic, sequential, multi-sensory instruction. Participants will learn; phonemic awareness, multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing, and spelling (phonetic and non-phonetic words), syllabication patters for encoding and decoding, and student assessment.

. Recommendations for districts to send k-2 Elementary Team (general education teacher, special education teacher, and reading specialist) or special education teachers working with upper elementary students who have a significantly below grade level reading skills. Once elementary team or two participants from each school district will be accepted until we have reached maximum enrollment.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Participants should bring their laptop and notebook.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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27. Tackling Text and Evidence-Based Writing (TDA): The Cornerstone of College and Career Readiness (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 2/21/2018

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This workshop will feature best practices related to text-dependent analysis including strategies that will help students closely read and engage with complex text. Participants will also explore writing techniques that will lead to clarity in student responses. An emphasis will be placed on analysis and how participants can scaffold instruction in order to take students from a literal meaning of text to an inferential one. Participants will also investigate the role of questioning and the role of oral language as related to analysis so that they walk away focused on their instructional practices and more confident about TDA as a process.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

28. Youth Mental Health: Risk and Resiliency

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 2/21/2018

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The majority of our youth are emotionally healthy, yet one in every four to five youth overall meet the criteria for a mental health disorder that places them at risk for severe impairment and/or distress. Substance abuse disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are the most commonly diagnosed disorders. There are many reasons for concern for the mental health of our youth: suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for teens, youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems are at an even higher risk for mental health disorders, the impact of trauma on youth, and the negative impact that social media sites and apps can have on young people. This workshop will: Review the current research addressing the mental health of youth; Look at the signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns; Examine how trauma impacts learning and development; Discuss how to appropriately respond to youth experiencing mental health issues; Look at resilience, and education and prevention options for schools and agencies.

29. How to Support Students' Productive Struggle and Perseverance Grades K-5 (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 2/22/2018 to 4/4/2018

Effective teaching of mathematics consistently provides students, individually and collectively, with opportunities and supports to engage in productive struggle as they grapple with mathematical ideas and relationships. This 2-day workshop will help you build and nurture a culture for productive struggle by answering the following questions:

* What is productive struggle?
* Why is productive struggle important to student's mathematics learning/
* How do we support productive struggle for each and every student?

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

30. How to Cultivate Resilience in Youth

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Adminstrators and Counselors

Dates: 2/22/2018

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The research on resilience among children began in 1955 on the island of Kauai. Much has been learned about the importance of developing resilience among our youth since. Among the findings in the research is the power of a healthy, positive relationship with an adult to tip the scale from risk to resilience. This workshop will examine both the early research on resilience, as well as the most recent. This workshop will also: Look at the internal and environmental factors of resilience and how to foster them; Discuss the power of caring adults in building resilience, particularly adults in schools and agencies that interact with youth on a regular basis; Explore the importance of the environmental protective factor of mirroring strengths in developing resilience; Review available resources to use in the development of resilience in youth. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

31. Student-Centered Classrooms for Today's Student with AJ Juliani (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/28/2018

Our learners today live in a completely different world than we did 25, 15, or even 10 years ago. Students have access to on demand information with the click of a button on their phones. In today's world, technology is growing exponentially, change is an expected part of our lives, and we have tools that have revolutionized the way we think about teaching and learning.

Yet, on the fundamental level of learning we know that all of this change needs to be channeled for it to have a positive impact on our students and in our classrooms. This session goes into detail on how to build a student-centered classroom that promotes authentic learning experiences for all students.

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Attendees will learn:
* how student-choice fuels engagement;
* how to use technology with a learning purpose;
* what innovative teaching practices impact a diverse set of learners;
* why student-centered classrooms promote equity and ownership of learning;
* Innovation in education starts with our students. It strengthens relationships, and deepens learning experiences. Student choice and technology allow teachers to build true engagement with all students regardless of their background.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

32. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 3/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

33. Act 339 Series Session #4: Program Component, Accountability; Stakeholder, Postsecondary

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 3/1/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Program Component, Accountability; Stakeholder, Postsecondary.
* Overview of and a working knowledge of the Accountability System.
* Review Program Goals and Advisory Council Progress.
* Developing an Academic/Career Plan for all students(Template item #11).
* Developing strategies to engage the Career and technical Center(Template item #12).
* Post-Secondary Panel-Developing a strategy to engage and involve Post-secondary stakeholders in the program.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

34. Supporting ALL Teachers of ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Admnistrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/2/2018

This session will focus on the four principles of inclusive teacher evaluation for ALL teachers of ELs. Participants will analyze the commonalities and differences between the four principles and the PDE Guiding Questions document and apply what they have learned to adapt PDE's look-fors to address all teachers who work with ELs. Participants will also create an action plan for determining next steps in evaluating all teachers of ELs.

Each participant will receive the book Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities written by Diane Staehr Fenner, Peter Kozik and Ayanna Cooper.

FLYER

Instructor: Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU Title III Consortium member districts can attend at no additional cost: Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Methacton, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon. Choose "voucher" for payment option.

35. Got Grit? How to Cultivate Grit and Determiniatin in Our Youth - Deb McCoy

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2018

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Grit, defined as “perseverance to accomplish long-term, or higherorder goals in the face of challenges and setbacks”, is not often discussed as a factor in student success. It should be. Grit is essential for success at long term goals and the ability to persist in the face of obstacles, difficulties and challenges. Grit can play a significant role in overcoming adversity and setbacks, even severe ones. More importantly, grit can be taught, learned and practiced. This workshop will look at exactly what grit is, and the characteristics of grit. Additionally, this workshop will: Look at the key components of grit and determination, and what factors support and promote them; Learn how to measure grit; Explore how technology can provide new strategies and learning environments in the development of grit; Examine how learning environments that promote determination and grit can be designed for a wide range of students; Review available resources.

36. LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word - Building Vocabulary and Oral Language (L) 03/06/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 3/6/2018

This module highlights the importance of vocabulary for reading comprehension and examines many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Participants will look at the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the role of language in the home, the importance of reading aloud, modeling in the classroom, and independent reading. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 4 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

37. Student Safety Symposium - Online Safety

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Superintendents, Technology Directors, Security Directors

Dates: 3/6/2018

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The MCIU is proud to partner with Gaggle, a leader in the field of cyber safety management, and host of the Student Safety Symposium on Tuesday, March 6 from 9:00 AM to 1:15 PM at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.

This FREE event is designed for school and district administrators, cabinet members and other educators responsible for student online safety. Attendees will engage in strategic and tactical discussions, learn more about keeping students safe and enjoy plenty of networking opportunities. The keynote will be delivered by Merve Lapus, Director of School Partnerships for Common Sense Education. In addition, there will be a roundtable discussion with local district administrators, superintendents, and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office.

Click here to learn more and to register.

DATE: March 6, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
LUNCH: Will be provided
LOCATION: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
COST: No Fee

If you have any questions, please contact: Jeff Rothenberger, jroth@mciu.org or 610-755-9324

38. The Mindful Classroom Series I - Spring 2018

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Head Start Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Teachers K-12, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologist, Mental Health Workers

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 5/1/2018

Participants must attend all sessions.

Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to attend to the present moment in a kind and nonjudgmental way. It is a life skill that promotes concentration, resilience and overall well-being. The Mindful Classroom Series will proved participants with fundamental skills and resources to embark on their own mindfulness practice and will offer suggestions on how to share the joy of mindfulness with students.

Session Titles:
03/06/18 - Mindfulness, What's the big deal?
03/20/18 - Mindfulness to Improve Attention and Concentration in the Classroom
04/03/18 - Cultivating Emotional Awareness in the Classroom
04/17/18 - Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety in the Classroom
05/01/18 - Mindfully Moving Forward

FLYER

*Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher for payment option*

39. LETRS Module 3: Spellography for Teachers - How the English Spelling Works (L) 03/07/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2018

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Module 3 explores the structure of and history of English spelling from several angles: historical layers in English orthography; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns in orthography, including syllable types; orthographic rules; and meaningful word parts (morphemes). We will review the differences between syllables and morphemes and between irregular and high-frequency words. Many exercises allow teachers to develop confidence with phonics, spelling, and word study. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 3 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 and Module 2 are a prerequisite for LETRS Module 3.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

40. Math in Practice: Everyday Strategies for Building Confident and Capable Learners in Grades K-5 Sue O'Connell (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Math Teachers K-5, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 3/7/2018

Join Sue O'Connell in this dynamic one-day workshop, where you will discover ways to help students learn and love mathematics. Join Sue to explore practical strategies that make math come alive for your students. Her questioning techniques, interactive tasks, helpful suggestions, and array of resources illustrate doable ways to build math understanding. You will discover a wealth of classroom-ready ideas and activities to take immediately back to your classroom.

Participants will:

* Examine engaging problems that set a context for learning math skills
* Identify key teacher questions that promote math understanding.
* Explore the words of math and identify strategies to help students talk more precisely about their thinking.
* Discover easy math routines that work at all grade levels to get students thinking and talking about big ideas.
* Reflect on simple and fun math investigations that lead to important math discoveries.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

41. The Coaching Impact Cycle - Jim Knight's Coaching Group

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/8/2018

This session will focus on the three stages of the Impact Cycle (identify, learn, and improve). Effective coaching must be more than a few conversations; good coaching must lead to significant improvement in teaching and learning. This cycle ensures that coaches are helping teachers identify, learn, and improve their practice to ensure every child is receiving excellent instruction every day.

MCIU Member Districts' Coaches * Can attend at no cost - price will be adjusted.

Confirmed SE Region Coaches $175
* Bucks County
* Delaware County
* Chester County

All Other Participants $250

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

42. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 3/8/2018 to 3/9/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

43. Wilson Fundations® Level 2 (L) Upper Dublin

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 2

Dates: 3/12/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 2 - Builds on the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and Level 1 and progresses further into the study of complex word structure for decoding and encoding. As well as combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences to develop fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

44. Developing Oral Language for ELs (ESL)

Program: ESL Workshop

Audience: Montgomery County K-12 Educators only

Dates: 3/12/2018

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Interested in connecting with other ESL professionals across the county? Join us for a collaborative conversation where we will talk about a problem of practice and share ideas. If you have questions or solutions, please be prepared to engage in the conversation!

This meeting will be virtual, so you can join us from the comfort of your own classroom or couch. Login details will be provided the morning of the session.

For Montgomery County educators only.

45. Incorporating STEM and Maker Learning into the Curriculum through Coding Grades K-12 (STEM) revised

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators and Administrators Grades K-12

Dates: 3/13/2018 to 3/14/2018

Do you ever wonder how to get your students to become innovators who are responsible for finding solutions to everyday problems? Or, how to allow your students to be creative and reflective in their thinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions, come join us to learn how to design coding learning experiences for students that provide them with opportunities to acquire content-area skills while they learn to communicate, collaborate, design, model and prototype.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

46. Wilson Fundations® Level 1 (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade 1

Dates: 3/13/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level 1 - Reinforces the basic skills that were learned in Kindergarten and progresses further into the study of word structure while combining Fundations® with a wide variety of text experiences.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

47. Introductory Overview of NWEA MAP

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Administrators, Coaches, and/or teams for schools

Dates: 3/14/2018

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Join your area colleagues and NWEA staff to:

* Participant in an introductory overview of MWEA MAP (optional pre-session, designed for new staff at current NWEA partner schools or non-NWEA partner schools who are curious to learn more)
* Receive support and training on NWEA MAP Growth reports and resources
* Learn what's new and what's coming from NWEA
* Network around best practices for use of MAP Growth data

Cost: No fee
Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

48. Wilson Fundations Level K (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Public and Nonpublic Educators for Grade K

Dates: 3/14/2018

Wilson Fundations® is a research-based and intervention program that provides students in Kindergarten through third grade with a solid foundation for reading and spelling. Fundations® provides for daily explicit and systematic instruction in areas necessary in effective reading, including; phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, word and syllable study, vocabulary, sight word instruction, fluency, and word and sentence writing practice. Critical thinking, speaking and listening skills are practiced/modeled during regular story time activities. The workshop will provide teachers with an overview of program principles and guidelines for implementation.

Fundations® Level K - Will introduce instructional techniques within phonological awareness and alphabetic principle. Teachers will learn combine Fundations with a wide variety of text experiences, and expose students to poetry, narrative and informational text.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

49. Increasing Success In Your Inclusive Classroom: Presuming Competence For All Learners and Yourself

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Teachers K-12, Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2018

Your school year has started and you are feeling overwhelmed with all of the needs in your classroom but specifically the behaviors that some students are exhibiting. This training will give you strategies and accommodations for your classroom to help it become a more fluid, comfortable, and successful environment for not only your students but yourself and any others that may encounter your classroom daily.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop,

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

Laptops are required for this session.

50. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC) - 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 3/16/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

51. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 3/20/2018

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

52. Montgomery County Gifted Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: MCIU Gifted Council Members

Dates: 3/21/2018

This council is for professional staff who have have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of programming for gifted education.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

53. Constructing Meaningful Makerspaces (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Librarians, Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2018

Are you building or considering a Makerspace for your school? Do you want to learn how Makerspaces connect to the core curriculum? Join us for a day of hands-on activities to learn strategies for cultivating a culture of making innovation. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools that can support maker environments while connecting with other education leaders who are also planning Makerspaces. Come ready to be an active learner as we discuss various considerations for building and promoting Maker Learning in schools.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

54. Gamification: An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding and Creating Learning Games (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 3/22/2018

Under the right conditions learning occurs in games. But learning doesn't occur in all games - even ones intended to lead to learning. Why? What makes a game effective from a learning perspective? Learn research-based recommendations for using games in K-12 curriculum. Discover game features that lead to impactful learning outcomes.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

55. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 3/22/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

56. Paraprofessional Training Series: Classroom Partners: Role of Paraprofessionals in Supporting Universal Design For Learning

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/23/2018

Participants will be able to: develop a common understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) through its three principles, know the impact that UDL has on curriculum and instruction for all students, understand methods of teaming with the classroom teacher to support individual student needs and know the resources available that highlight UDL principles.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

FLYER

57. Montgomery County High School Principals' Council

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Limited to Montgomery County high school principals or his/her designee.

Dates: 3/28/2018

This council is limited to Montgomery County High School Principals or his/her designee.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

58. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 4/1/2018 to 4/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

59. Act 339 Series Session #5: Understanding Data to Develop Program Accountability; Technical Assistance on Key Components of the Plan

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teams of elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

Dates: 4/5/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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This training is for Montgomery County public schools. Attending as part of a district team is essential. Teams should include elementary, middle and high school counselors, central office and/or building level administrators. Representation from each level is crucial to developing an effective, cohesive K-12 plan. Superintendents are also encouraged to attend.

* Session Goals: Understanding Data to Develop Program Accountability; Technical Assistance on Key Components of the Plan.
* District assessment of current status of 339 document completion.
* Sharing among districts related to document status.>br> * Technical Assistance and Planning Time.
* Analyzing Data and the Use of Counselor Time and Resources.
* Results Reports for Developing Program Goals.
* Introduce Template for Showcase Presentations, Final Training.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

60. The Mindful Classroom Series II

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators that have completed the Mindful Classroom Series I

Dates: 4/10/2018 to 5/22/2018

Prerequisite: This workshop was developed for teachers who successfully completed the Mindful Classroom Series. Teachers are expected to have maintained a daily mindful practice.

Participants will meet for four sessions and will be exposed to and develop classroom application of mindful skills. Participants will develop and be supported with delivering mindful lessons to students. The course will sharpen participant's abilities to bring mindfulness to their students by asking them to develop and model lessons to the group. There will be at least two hours of expected work conducted outside each session.

Objectives:

* Participants will craft mindful language appropriate for a variety of audiences, including students, parents, co-workers, and administrators.
* Participants will create and deliver classroom activities to teach mindfulness to children.
* Participants will gain access to and help create a Mindful Online Community that will compile classroom activities developed by peers.
* Participants will interact with the instructor by keeping a weekly reflective journal, that will ensure a personalized experience.

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

61. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 4/17/2018 to 4/18/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

62. Dive into STEM (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/17/2018

Get introduced to STEM with the MCIU at iFLY in King of Prussia. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing authentic STEM experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn about the field trips at iFLY.
* Get to experience indoor skydiving!

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the chance to experience flying at iFLY. However, you are not required to. Please review the requirements for flying in the FAQs below. Once you have reviewed these, please complete the iFly waiver below and continue registering with MCIU for this course.

Review for requirements of flying: iFLY FAQs

Complete the iFLY waiver online: iFLY WAIVER

FLYER

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

63. Problem Analysis: Finding Root Cause

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators, teacher leaders, instructional coaches and program supervisors

Dates: 4/20/2018

Location: 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19008

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How confident are you in your district’s ability to find and fix critical problems? In your district, do people:

* Fail to recognize problems before they become critical?
* Put out “fires” without finding out why they started?
* ”Fix” the same problem again and again - without ever truly solving it?
* Worry more about avoiding blame than fixing a problem?
* Gather lots of data - but fail to use it effectively?

These are common - but completely fixable problem-solving errors when you use the Problem Analysis protocol.

What is the Problem Analysis Protocol?

* Proven methodology for identifying root cause
* Framework for systematically gathering, organizing and analyzing critical data
* Strategy for systematically approaching and addressing a problem

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

64. Writing with the "Write Guy" Jeff Anderson (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades 4-12 and Administrators

Dates: 4/24/2018

Don't miss this opportunity to attend THREE workshops in ONE day!

1. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Come get your writers in motion, and use mentor tests or the study of models to sustain and inspire them. In this session, Jeff will tackle wisdom every writer needs to know from his book.

2. Revisions Decisions: Talking Through Sentences and Beyond
Let's develop twenty-first century writers with all the flexibility needed to face the myriad of choices in an ever-evolving world. WE can effortlessly teach grammar through revision and revision through grammar. The essentials of mentor text, talk, and process will be the focus.

3. Mechanically Inclined: Teaching Grammar and Editing in Content
Explore how weaving grammar and editing into the content of writing can be meaningful, interactive, and fun. Using wall charts, literature, and patterns, teachers discover how merging craft with grammar and editing can and will engage students.

For more details please see FLYER

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

65. Beyond Competence and Capability: The Mindful Leader

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Administrators and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/24/2018 to 6/20/2018

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Recent studies suggest that mindfulness training produces an improvement in three capacities that are key for successful leadership in the 21st century: resilience, the capacity for collaboration, and the ability to lead in complex conditions. The pursuit for mindful leadership will help achieve clarity about what is important to you and will foster skills that allow you to interact with your surroundings with heightened awareness. Mindfulness will assist you in clearing away distractions and needless worries about unimportant things, nurturing passion for your work and compassion for others, and developing the ability to empower the people in your organization.

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66. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Secondary (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators 6-12, Secondary Coaches, Administrators 6-12

Dates: 4/25/2018

This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

67. Paraprofessional Training Series: Principles of Behavior: Developing Strategies and Tools for Your Behavior Toolkit

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/27/2018

Participants will be able to: understand concepts for why behaviors occur and what maintains then, identity the ABCs of behavior, understand and explain behavior principles and strategies that teachers might employ in the classroom and identify resources, strategies and tools for paraprofessionals to utilize in the classroom in support and enhancing positive behavior.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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68. MCIU STEM Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Science, Technologhy, Engineering and Math Curriculum Leaders and Educators

Dates: 4/30/2018

This council is for professional staff who have a district leadership role in the implementation and management of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

69. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/31/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

70. How Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches and Vice Versa (PIIC)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Dates: 5/1/2018

This workshop gives principals the understanding they need to effectively support the coaches in their school. Over the past two decades the Instructional Coaching Group (ICG), led by Jim Knight, has been studying instructional coaching. Through this research the ICG has identified several factors that are essential for developing and sustaining an effective coaching program. This workshop will cover these factors and provide time for coaches and principals to reflect together on implementation.

Instructional Coaches and Principals are encouraged to attend together!

SE Region Coaches $175 price will be adjusted

* Bucks County
* Delaware County
* Chester County

Out-of-Region Coaches $250

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

71. Mean Kids Getting Meaner: The Mental Health Implications of Mean & How to Create Kindness

Program: NonPublic Schools & Montgomery County School Districts

Audience: Educators, Adminstrators, and Counselors

Dates: 5/1/2018

Wait List
The mean kid behavior is changing and not for the better. Relational aggression, spreading rumors, exclusionary tactics, manipulating friendships and relationships are all part of the rules of engagement, and used to be the domain of high school and middle school. No longer - elementary schools are now engaging in mean behavior at and increasingly younger age. Further complicating the issue is the digital behavior of our girls, many of whom have mastered cyber-bullying as the in their aggressive behavior against others. An added dynamic is the increasing number of young people arrested for assault - more than any generation before. Light Breakfast and Lunch are provided

72. CRA - Integers and Expressions

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Special Education and Regular Education Instructional Coaches

Dates: 5/3/2018

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) method is an intervention for mathematics instruction that research suggests can enhance the mathematics performance of students. It is a three-part strategy, with each part building on previous instruction to promote student learning and retention and to address conceptual knowledge. Participants will develop skills necessary to instruct students through practice as both the teacher and learner.


Lunch is one hour - please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

73. Meaningful Making: A Spotlight on Teaching Writing - Elementary (L) (T)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators K-5, Elementary Coaches, Administrators K-5

Dates: 5/3/2018

This professional development workshop focuses on how you can marry writing workshop with the maker learning movement. Participants will leave this workshop with ways in which they can amp up their teaching of writing by including more physical activity, collaboration, and purposeful “making” with low tech and high tech tools. In this workshop, participants will gain a better sense of the writing process and the maker movement, and all will experience a variety of strategies and tools that can be used to re-energize their teaching of writing whether or not a makerspace is present in their school.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

74. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Building Authentic Learning (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Educators Grades K-6 and Adminstrators

Dates: 5/3/2018

Come experience the power of creating authentic cross-curricular learning with the MCIU at LEGOLAND Discovery Center located at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. During this Act 48 accredited session you will:

* Learn about designing real-world learning experiences across the curriculum.
* Learn how components at LEGOLAND can be incorporated into multiple content areas.
* Learn about fieldtrips at LEGOLAND.

As part of this learning opportunity, each participant will be given the opportunity to explore LEGOLAND. Please note that this professional development offering is designed specifically for upper elementary (grades 3-6) teachers and administrators. Children are not permitted to attend this session.

Please note that a district is only permitted to send up to 5 enrollees.

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Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option.

75. MCIU PIIC Meeting 05/07/18 Regional

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 5/7/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

76. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Foundation Course - CPI Initial Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/8/2018

This newly revised workshop provides participants with the skills needed to de-escalate potentially violent situations in school settings. Through expanded role-playing[laying and skill oriented participation, the Crisis Prevention Institute approach will help prepare staff to maintain control during potential crisis situations. Participants will complete workbook and culminating tests. Participants must attend both days.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

77. LETRS Module 6: Digging for Meaning - Teaching Text Comprehension (L) 05/09/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2018

This module discusses and demonstrates the many conditions, skills, processes, and abilities that impact reading comprehension outcomes. Participants will study the text, reader, task, and context variables that impact comprehension. They will also investigate the challenges of written language processing at the word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, and disclosure levels. Each participant receives a LETRS Module 6 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

78. STEM 101 (STEM)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2018

Have you heard about STEM thinking and wondered how it applies to you? Participants in this workshop will experience different levels of STEM activities and walk away with a deeper understanding of why students need exposure to STEM and design thinking and how to begin integrating tasks into their instruction.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

79. What is Worth Fighting For? The Essentials of Teaching Writing at the Secondary Level (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 6-12 ELA Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/10/2018

New
This workshop will provide middle school and high school educators with an overview of effective, research-based practices related to writing instruction and the specific role time, choice, feedback, and explicit instruction play in the secondary classroom. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for all genres will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the writing instruction essentials that are worth fighting for in our schools today.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are optional for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

80. LETRS Module 7: Teaching Phonics, Word Study and the Alphabetic Principle (L) 05/15/18

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

Effective, systematic phonics instruction is emphasized along with subroutines to utilize during instruction. We will also explore the importance of applying learned skills to reading and writing. Answers to common questions are provided, including, "How Much Phonics?", "Who Needs Phonics?", "What Kind of Phonics?", and "Why Phonics?". Each participant receives a LETRS Module 7 book.

Prerequisite: Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other LETRS Modules.

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Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts are subscribers and can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

81. Paraprofessional Training Series: Achieving Greatness: Practical Strategies for Working With Students With Executive Functioning Weakeness

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/15/2018

Participants will gain a working knowledge of the concepts and principles of executive functioning so that they can assist teachers when working with students with executive functioning needs. Also, they will be able to identify interventions and strategies aimed at promoting the development of executive functioning skills.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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82. Genre-Specific Process Writing (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: 3-8 Classroom and Special Education Teachers, Literacy Leaders and Principals

Dates: 5/16/2018

New
This workshop will provide 3-8 teachers with "big ideas" in writing in all genres...narrative, informational, and opinion/argumentative and how they are applied to explicit core writing instruction. Practical methods and strategies for implementing effective writing practices for each genre will be explored. Participants will leave with a stronger sense of the critical features of each genre, will engage in writing for a variety purposes (and for different disciplines), and will experience the value of collaborative writing.

Registration: Begins at 8:00 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

83. Evidence-Based Evaluation of English Learners: A Contemporary Approach To Testing - Rescheduled Date

Program: Special Education - Psychological Services

Audience: Montgomery County School District Psychologists and SLPs only

Dates: 5/18/2018

New
Evaluation of English learners represents one of the most difficult tasks in assessment, a situation that is further compounded by the fact that most practitioners may not have the language skills necessary to evaluate in the native language. Coupled with the vast number of languages found in the schools and the lack of tools in languages other than Spanish, there is a strong need for an approach to evaluation that is accessible to all practitioners. This presentation will:
* Outline an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner.
* Present specific procedures which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions.

Registration will begin one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour. Please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

84. Montgomery County Instructional Council Meeting (MCIC) 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Curriculum Directors, Assistant Superintendents or other district level leadership staff members involved with instructional duties

Dates: 5/18/2018

This council is for curriculum directors, assistant superintendents or other district level leadership staff members with similar roles.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

85. Montgomery County Language Arts Council (MCLAC)

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Language Arts Coordinators, Supervisors, Lead/Head Teachers, Department Chairs for Language Arts

Dates: 5/23/2018

This council is for language arts coordinators, supervisors, lead/head teachers, department chairs and other staff members whose responsibility involves the oversight of language arts programming.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

86. Montgomery County ESL Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: School personnel involved with ESL/Title III

Dates: 5/23/2018

This council is for professional school personnel involved with ESL/Title III.

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school staff and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

87. Elementary Principals Council Meeting

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Elementary Principals in Montgomery County Public Schools

Dates: 5/24/2018

Membership on this council is limited to Montgomery County public school Elementary Principals or his/her designee and must be approved by the superintendent or his/her designee.

88. Continuation of IMSE Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Training

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Participants who had taken the prerequisite course: Orton-Gillinghma Introductory Course (18 hours)

Dates: 5/30/2018 to 5/31/2018

New
This 12 hour continuation gives the complete Comprehensive training to participants who took the 18 hour Introductory course. The IMSE Comprehensive course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom as well as the importance of a Structured Literacy Program. After participating in this training, teachers will have an understanding of the structure and foundation of the English language. Teachers will have an awareness of how to assess and teach students with dyslexia as well as students in all three tiers of RTI. Teachers will be able to evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These 12 hours will focus on the remaining recipe content as well as fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

To attend this workshop, you must have taken the prerequisite course: Orton-Gillingham Introductory Course (18 hours).

Registration begins on-half hour before workshop.

Participants need to bring their laptop, Notebook and Materials provided at the Orton-Gillingham Introductory Training.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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89. Special Education Overview: What Every Teacher Needs to Know - ONLINE LEARNING

Program: Professional Development Workshops - IDEA Supported

Audience: General Education Teachers Grades K-12

Dates: 6/1/2018 to 6/30/2018

Participants have one month to complete the online course.

This is unfacilitated interactive online module answers three questions for the general education teacher.

1. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and what do I need to know about this law?
2. What information is within an Idividualized Education Plan (IEP) and how do I prepare for an IEP meeting?
3. How can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) be applied to meet the diverse needs of students?

In addition, this course is perfect for induction programs or as a refresher for any staff member. This module can be customized to include information specific to an LEA. For more information contact Ben DeSantis at bdesantis@mciu.org or 610-755-9316.

The following MCIU IDEA member districts can attend at no cost: Abington, Cheltenham, Colonial, Hatboro-Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Merion, Lower Moreland, Methacton, North Penn, Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Pottstown, Souderton, Springfield Twp., Spring-Ford, Upper Dublin, Upper Merion, Upper Moreland, Upper Perkiomen & Wissahickon.

90. MCIU PIIC Meeting Virtual 06/05/18

Program: Council Programs

Audience: Montgomery County Coaches

Dates: 6/5/2018

The Montgomery County Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional (PIIC) Coaches meet monthly to discuss recent trends and initiatives in instructional coaching, as well as, how to build capacity through effective coaching.

Virtual instructions will be emailed to all registered participants.

91. Co-Teaching: Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Regular and Special Educators (K-12), Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2018 to 10/24/2018

Do you want to be involved with a cooperative teaching model in your school but don't know where to begin? This two day training will review various co-teaching models and related strategies to support success. Co-teaching teams are encouraged to register together. Participants will brainstorm solutions to problematic issues such as planning time, behavior management, assessment and differentiated instruction. Consulting staff will provide on-site follow up support to participants.

Participants must attend both sessions.

Registration begins one-half hour before workshop.

Lunch will be one hour, please bring a bag lunch or visit a local eatery.

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92. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Special Education (Training & Consulting)

Audience: Community members, school personnel and families

Dates: 6/13/2018 to 6/14/2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour training designed to teach people methods of assisting a young person who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5 step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and noncrisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur,disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Registration starts one-half hour before the workshop.

Participants must attend both days.

93. DIBELS Next Reading Assessment (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/18/2018

Do you want to learn more about the DIBELS Next reading assessment? The DIBELS Next workshop is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and empirical foundations of DIBELS Next as well as training in administration and scoring of the measures. Participants in this training will learn how to administer the assessment and its connections to the five big ideas of literacy.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/district, you must also register for the two day DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

94. DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring (M) (L)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/20/2018

Prerequisite: DIBELS Math Assessment or DIBELS Next Reading Assessment

Interested in becoming a DIBELS Mentor? Participants in this training will be provided with materials and training to be trainers in your building/district. The DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring offers advanced training in the use of DIBELS Next data in an Outcomes-Drive Model, perfect for schools implementing a Response to Intervention approach. Participants will receive presentation materials for the DIBELS Next Essential, DIBELS Next Transition, and DIBELS Next Data Interpretation workshops.

You must attend both days.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

95. DIBELS Math Assessent (M)

Program: Professional Development Workshops

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 6/21/2018

Have you heard about the DIBELS Math assessment? DIBELS Math is an assessment used to measure the acquistion of mathematics skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and concepts and applications that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics.

If you intend on becoming a DIBELS Mentor, giving you the ability to train staff in your building/disrict, you must also register for the DIBELS Next Data Interpretation and Mentoring workshop to be held on June 19 & 20, 2018.

FLYER

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM.
BYOD (Bring your own Device): Laptops are required for this session.
Lunch: There will be a one hour lunch break. Bring a brown bagged lunch or visit a local eatery.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

96. Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP German Langugage and Culture Educators

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 8, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.


Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

97. Advanced Placement Physics 2: Algebra-Based Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based Educators

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/12/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

Eligible nonpublic school participants can attend through federal funding. If eligible, select "voucher" for payment option. Note Terms and Conditions for withdraw polices.

98. Advanced Placement Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Chinese Language and Culture Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

99. Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Computer Science Principles Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

100. Advanced Placement Economics: Macro and Micro Combined Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP Economics: Macro and Micro Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.

101. Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Summer Institute (APSI)

Program: Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Audience: New & Experienced AP English Literature and Composition Educators

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/2/2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2018

This four day, College Board approved, Advanced Placement Institute is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers. The instructor is both College Board trained and approved. During this APSI, the most current and available information relative to course curriculum and the exam will be communicated as permitted by the College Board.

Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM each day.
Lunch: Included Monday through Thursday.
Workshop Materials: The College Board workshop kit is included in the registration fee.
BYOD: Laptops are required for this session.